85
85
Swiss
A SPLENDID GOLD AND ENAMEL AUTOMATA WATCH 'THE BLACKSMITH'S FORGE' CIRCA 1810
Estimate
22,00039,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 GBP
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85
Swiss
A SPLENDID GOLD AND ENAMEL AUTOMATA WATCH 'THE BLACKSMITH'S FORGE' CIRCA 1810
Estimate
22,00039,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A SPLENDID GOLD AND ENAMEL AUTOMATA WATCH 'THE BLACKSMITH'S FORGE' CIRCA 1810
Movement: gilded, verge escapement, regulation arm to the outer rim and visible to the edge of the dial
Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, aperture for winding by 9 o'clock, gold hands
Case: gold bezels and pendant, the back with polychrome enamel painted pastoral scene beside a river with a bridge in the mid-distance, the sky of translucent deep blue enamel over an engine-turned ground, the foreground with vari-coloured applied gold automata depicting a blacksmith hammering at his anvil whilst his assistant attends the furnace, his arm operating the bellows, a windmill turning in the background and water flowing through a rill to the right-hand side of the bridge, aperture for winding the automata above the blacksmith, all framed by a split-pearl-set border, a lever in the band at 6 o'clock to operate the automata, polished gold bezels the rims decoratively engraved with geometric patterning, pendant with maker's mark PC incuse with a pellet between and numbered 14948
diameter 56.5mm
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Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary

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